Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

Virginia Republican likens Obama to ... George III

Rep. Morgan Griffith says his state won't accept "the chains of ObamaCare"


Justin Spees
January 20, 2011 11:54PM (UTC)

Speaking briefly during the House's healthcare repeal debate on Wednesday, Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith reiterated his party's familiar complaint that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, then drew a dramatic historical parallel: "As Virginians, we did not accept the chains of George the III, and we will not accept the chains of Obamacare."

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